Aging & Maturing
March 3rd – April 29th, 2023
“Aging & Maturing” is a reflection and evolution of the history of my identity. Growing up, hanging meat provoked a feeling of reminiscence while personifying a time of unrefined youth. The creation of my hanging works is akin to the process of butchering, a masculine industry and art form. This bold and precise process is familiar and comforting; my drawings are carefully cut and curated, and my paintbrush allows me to draw broadly and loosely, imbuing my physicality with each stroke. Through this process, I capture flesh, form, light, and shadow.
As this process matures, so does my reflection on my past.
I’ve gained a nurturing perspective through my growing responsibilities in life. I convey the role of nurturer through fruit and foliage – delicate and natural. These natural elements, combined with my vibrant color palette, give my paintings a feeling of femininity – traits I often eschewed in my youth – but now find essential to my work. Seeking to evoke a balance of feminine and masculine energy, the fruits and plants in these paintings soften the striking presence of my meaty subjects while helping me cultivate a more harmonious identity for myself.
Sarah E. Huang is a Taiwanese-American multidisciplinary artist and arts educator based in Delray Beach, FL. Huang graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Florida Atlantic University in 2015 and has exhibited her evocative paintings, drawings, and installations locally, nationally, and internationally over the last decade. She is a Resident Artist at Arts Warehouse located in Studio 10B.
Huang’s work is surrealistic and visceral. Her imagery manifests from abstract feelings and memories frenzied in a tangle of primal gestures suspended on a liminal plane, constantly shifting and evolving.
Her exhibition record recently includes The Box Gallery, 1310 Gallery – Sailboat Bend, Ali Cultural Arts, The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Arts Garage, The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Arts Warehouse, ArtServe, Boca Raton Museum School of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, and more.
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